Giannichedda analyzes Italy-Wales: the key to the match

On the occasion of the European Football Championships, Giuliano Giannichedda closely follows, for the site of Tuttosport, the whole continental event commenting on the main ideas of the tournament: from the matches of Italy to the protagonists of Euro2020. Giannichedda, a former midfielder also of Lazio and Juventus and current manager of the Serie D team, will offer his point of view for the duration of the competition, a technical commentary as a professional coach, on everything that will happen to the European Championship.

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Italy-Wales, the preview

Third and final match of the group for Italy. At stake is the first place but above all there is the possibility of giving continuity, awareness and self-esteem to a group that is going very strong showing the desire to grow game after game and want to achieve something extraordinary. Italy maintains the same tactical scheme (4-3-3) even if there will be some changes. It is right to do some turnover because in this Italy there are no owners: everyone feels and must feel like protagonists. Thanks to Mancini.

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Italy, for Verratti a bandaged leg. Bonucci jokes with Immobile

The point on Wales

We play against Wales, a formidable team for physicality (defensive department and center-forward). They play 4-2-3-1 even if in qualifying they often played with a three-man defense (3-4-3). Ramsey and Bale are the most representative and important players. But also Daniel James, Manchester United’s attacking winger, should be kept an eye on.

Italy-Wales, the words of Bale on the eve

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Euro 2020: Italy-Wales, the preview

Italy-Wales, the tactical key

The key: the two central defenders are slow and can be taken in with the ball low to the ground or behind their backs, in depth for Immobile (or Belotti).


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Giannichedda analyzes ItalyWales key match

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